Meet the Board Members

Find out more about the roles and responsibilities of our Board Members.

Skill Requirements for Directors of Tennis Wales Ltd.


Barry Cawte - Tennis Wales Chair

Barry Cawte is an award winning leisure and sports executive with 20 years experience in the industry. Barry who resides in Newport, is well recognised for his leadership of social enterprise Tennis Swansea 365 which propelled Swansea Tennis Centre to the forefront of best practise for community indoor centres. His ability to transform underperforming business and sustainable participation was quickly recognised by the Lawn Tennis Association and the Tennis Foundation and Barry was recruited as a consultant to work along side a number of key tennis venues to transform their performance. For a number of years Barry has been a regular speaker on the business of tennis and has presented at a number of national LTA, TIA, TF and coach education conferences and workshops for a number of years.
Barry was then recruited by Greenwich Leisure LTD the largest leisure and sport social enterprise in the Uk where he remains their National Tennis Manager. Under Barry's strategic direction he has guided GLL in becoming the largest public provider of tennis in the UK delivering massive growth in tennis participation right across the United Kingdom.
When not dedicating his free time to Tennis Wales, Barry likes to spent time with his wife and four boys

David Clarke

David Clarke - Company Secretary

David has been involved in tennis as a player and administrator for many years holding the post of Treasurer and Chair at his club, Windsor LTC, Penarth. Helped in the establishment of Tennis Wales Limited and was its first Chair, and is a member of the South Wales Committee.

Rosemary Bernard - Finance Director

Rosemary is a chartered accountant and joined the Board in 2013. She is actively involved in tennis as a player and Treasurer at Radyr LTC.

Mike Buck - South Wales

Director of Tennis Wales from 2016.  Former Chairman of South Wales LTA (as was) and currently sit on the 'Places to Play' sub committee.

Currently South wales coordinator for the Davis Cup Legacy.   Former Chairman and Secretary of Abergavenny Tennis Club and as such heavily involved in the Clubmark applications . Was Chairman when the club was voted Tennis Wales 'Club of the year' and have personally received the award for 'Volunteer of the year' and Sport Wales finalist for 'volunteer coach of the year'. Enabled grant successes for the club and had a major input into the facility upgrades.

Stephen Clarke - LTA Councilor / South Wales

 

Stephen, a solicitor, has been involved in tennis administration for over 25 years. He has held the posts of chairman and secretary for his club, Cardiff LTC, South Wales and Tennis Wales at various stages and is currently the Tennis Wales representative on the LTA Council.

Mike Dunn - South Wales Member

Mike Dunn has been a member of Windsor, Penarth LTC for more than 20 years and has held a number of committee positions, including membership secretary and treasurer. He was elected to the Tennis Wales South county committee in 2010 and has been Chair since 2014 and Chair of its league and competitions working group since 2012. Mike was elected onto the Tennis Wales Board following the AGM held in December 2015.  Formerly a senior civil servant with the Welsh Government, he is now a writer of guidebooks for walkers. He has particular experience in partnership working, strategic planning and change management.

Alex Brown

Alex Brown has been involved in local and Welsh tennis for over 25 years both as a player and a committee member of Usk Tennis Club. He served as Chairman of Usk Tennis Club for 18 years leading an enthusiastic committee through a large expansion of its facilities and membership leading to the achievement of Tennis Wales Club of the year in 2006. Alex was the lead in securing Tennis Clubmark at Usk in 2010 and establishing it as a Tennis Wales exemplar club, he was also voted Tennis Wales Volunteer of The Year in 2010.

 In professional life Alex is a Director of Glen-Yr-Afon Holdings Limited which owns both The Glen-Yr-Afon House Hotel and its sister hotel The Three Salmons in Usk. He is a hands on business operator with 28 years experience in all areas of the hospitality industry.

Liz Parry - HR

Liz is currently the Head of Human Resources at a Cardiff Based Third Sector organisation, having worked in retailing and hospitality previously.  She feels very strongly that people are at the heart of an organisation and the overall strategies that underpin their engagement and  performance are key to success.

Although Liz is not a tennis player, she has always taken a healthy interest in the positive value sport can have for the wellbeing of individuals and their neighbourhoods.   Liz is keen to support the strategies and philosophy that makes tennis accessible to all and to support participation across all sectors of society in Wales. 

In her spare time Liz is a season ticket holder for one of the South Wales football teams so really does understand the highs and lows and the emotional roller coaster that sport can be!

Martyn Lewis

Martyn Lewis UKCC Level 5, Coaching for 40 years in Germany, Abu Dhabi, Guernsey, Scotland and North Wales and have played continuously for North Wales since 1975. I have been a Senior international and now a Veteran International. I have been on the North Wales Committee for the last 12 years, just starting a 3 Year Term as a Director of Tennis Wales for the second time. I sit on the North Wales Management Committee and Tennis Wales Board in the hope that my experience and expertise can be beneficial in shaping future tennis in Wales.

 
 

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